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What About an Emperor?

Orin, you compared lawbreaking by Governors and Presidents, but what about an Emperor?

Curt Fischer:
I like how the phone numbers for Anais, Alana and Samantha are plainly visible. I wonder what happens if you call those numbers now?
3.12.2008 8:56am
Ian H Spedding FCD (mail):
I like how the phone numbers for Anais, Alana and Samantha are plainly visible. I wonder what happens if you call those numbers now?

You get through to some really gorgeous birds.
3.12.2008 9:23am
AntonK (mail):
Or this Emperor.
3.12.2008 10:34am
Tom952 (mail):
I'm ready to forgive Spitzer.
3.12.2008 10:34am
AntonK (mail):
He's OUT!

Oh, and this is an apt final word on Spitzer.
3.12.2008 11:07am
Curt Fischer:

I wonder what happens if you call those numbers now?


Replying to myself: I don't know about Anais and Samantha, but Alana's mailbox is full and isn't accepting any more messages. Bummer, I guess.
3.12.2008 11:09am
Taeyoung (mail):
By an Emperor? That reminds me of one of my favourite anecdotes from Gibbon:
But the behaviour of Julian was uniformly supported. During the games of the Circus, he had, imprudently or designedly, performed the manumission of a slave in the presence of the consul. The moment he was reminded that he had trespassed on the jurisdiction of another magistrate, he condemned himself to pay a fine of ten pounds of gold, and embraced this public occasion of declaring to the world that he was subject, like the rest of his fellow-citizens, to the laws, and even to the forms, of the republic.

Oh wait, you're talking about something completely different.

Nevermind.
3.12.2008 11:12am
Anderson (mail):
"Experience the refreshing invigoration of Alana's presence."

Like a $5500 can of Coke. Nice.
3.12.2008 11:43am
gvibes (mail):
Samantha's phone number is the same as the "Asian-French Sensual Escort" company's number. Link
3.12.2008 12:39pm
Mikeyes (mail):
Who wrote that copy? It's terrible. But then most customers probably just look at the pictures.
3.12.2008 2:37pm
R Gould-Saltman (mail):
The repeated invocation of "Emperors" has, post-resignation this AM, prompted the following proposed solution to future similar problems, among my (primarily female) office: we change government at the higher levels in the US to the late Manchu Dynasty model: we'd have a largely ceremonial Empress Dowager, and the day-to-day management of government would be handled by a group of powerful civil servants, who would all have to be eunichs. We'd find out who really was willing to sacrifice to be in politics, too!
3.12.2008 3:52pm
Mac (mail):

we'd have a largely ceremonial Empress Dowager, and the day-to-day management of government would be handled by a group of powerful civil servants, who would all have to be eunichs.

I like this idea R Gould-Saltman. It has possibilities.
3.12.2008 4:51pm
R Gould-Saltman (mail):
It has now been brought to my attention that years of jokes at the expense of my brother the software designer, based on the homophony of the word "Unix", have caused me to mis-spell "eunuchs".

R Gould-Saltman
3.12.2008 5:40pm
pgepps (www):
so government would only be run by those with more ambition than cajones?

how would that be a change?
3.12.2008 6:16pm
markm (mail):
Our government already contains far too many people who go too far in pursuit of their ambitions, so making that an entry requirement is counterproductive.
3.13.2008 7:11pm
R Gould-Saltman (mail):
pgepps: Evidently my problem is contageous; I suspect you meant "cojones" ; "cajones are "boxes", and also refers to the box-like percussion instruments which are used to play Cuban rumba, and certain flamenco-based music. Of course, as a novice percussionist myself, I'm not averse to the idea of rudimentary rhythmic skilss as a requirement for governance.. .
3.14.2008 6:11pm